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Travel to Alcalá de Henares, the “Castle on River Henares”, to discover a World Heritage city of exceptional beauty.

Make the most out of your trip and explore the old town to discover all of its secrets during your holidays in Alcalá de Henares. Plaza de Cervantes square is the emblematic centre of the town, and is home to important monuments such as the town hall, the Capilla del Oidor chapel and the ruins of the church of Santa María. At its centre is the statue of Miguel de Cervantes and a bandstand.

The imposing University of Alcalá rises to the east of the square. This is a set of colleges and faculties, each more impressive than the last. The historic neighbourhood and the rectorate are the most well-known spaces, built in the Spanish Renaissance. The courtyard of Santo Tomás de Villanueva, a beautiful place where students meet and the Capilla de San Ildefonso chapel are also two good options to visit.

Find out for yourself how great an option the package deals to Alcalá de Henares are if you’re thinking of visiting this beautiful town. Experience the Jewish past of the city on the lively Calle Mayor up to the Cathedral of Santos Justo y Pastor, home to the image of the patron saint of Alcalá. Along the way you can take in some other interesting buildings, such as the birthplace of Cervantes, converted into a museum, the hospital of Antezana and the Corral de la Sinagoga which was home to the town’s largest synagogue.

Explore the Romanic Alcalá at the Casa de Hippolytus archaeological site, located close to the train station at La Garena. The visit takes you to the headquarters of the Complutum young people’s college, an ancient institution dedicated to training the youth of the urban nobility. In its interior you can see a perfectly preserved fish mosaic, as well as other mosaics and paintings.

We don’t want you to miss anything, so we recommend you take advantage of the cheap trips to Alcalá de Henares. If you're travelling by plane, you can get to this great little destination in less than half an hour from Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Top hotels in Alcalá de Henares

Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
2 out of 5
Calle Isaac Newton 2, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is Rs6,039 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of La Garena Plaza Shopping Center, Puerta de Madrid and Monastery of San Bernardo. Regional ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (178 reviews)

"Extremely inconvenient location unless driving. Far from metro station, and another 40 minutes from Madrid central."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2019

Zouk Hotel - Adults Only
Parador De Alcala
Parador De Alcala
4 out of 5
Colegios, 8, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is Rs7,650 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in the heart of Alcalá de Henares, this spa hotel is steps away from Torre de Santa Maria, Colegio de San Ildefonso and University of Alcala. Corral ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (160 reviews)

"Our 10th stay at this hotel, always a pleasure to be there"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Parador De Alcala
Hotel Isla de la Garena
Hotel Isla de la Garena
4 out of 5
Galileo Galilei, 18, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is Rs5,637 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of La Garena Plaza Shopping Center and Casa de Hippolytus. Foro de Complutum and Puerta de ...

4/5Very Good! (63 reviews)

"We only stayed here because all hotels in Madrid were booked (soccer final) and we needed to be close to the airport to catch a flight the next day. The hotel is in the industrial area, but there are a couple of stores/cafés within walking distance (about 15 minutes), like El Corte Inglés and Hipercor. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2019

Hotel Isla de la Garena
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Alcalá de Henares

Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
3 out of 5
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Km. 33,600, Campus de la Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
The price is Rs3,833 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palacio Laredo, Capilla de las Santas Formas and Teatro Salon Cervantes. Plaza Cervantes ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Excellent facilities...I loved it!

"This is a University residence that I believe is better than staying in a hotel because it comes with so many amenities, such as a kitchenette, cafeteria, gym, recreation area and much more. Plus it it quite new and modern!"…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2016

Residencia Universitaria Giner de Los Ríos
Apartamentos Complutum
Apartamentos Complutum
3.5 out of 5
Avenida de los Reyes Católicos 50-52, Reception Desk, Alcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid
The price is Rs7,405 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Foro de Complutum, Puerta de Madrid and Alcala Cathedral. Casa de la Entrevista ...

Apartamentos Complutum
SÖMN Apartments
SÖMN Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Calle Juan Ramón Jiménez 4, P4, Ed. B, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

Situated in Alcalá de Henares, this apartment building is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from University of Alcala and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Plaza Cervantes. Parque Europa and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Location was rather out of the way & although the apartment was clean & modern there was little shelf space in bedrooms or bathrooms and the lack of bedside cabinets and bedside lamps was poor Probably better suited to residential use. Pool didn't look inviting either and was shut most of the time ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

SÖMN Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Fantatic town with lots of history. Excellent restaurants serving authentic food. Great place to visit

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18 Apr 2019

Very busy and also enjoyable town.

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12 Apr 2019

Alcala is a very pretty small city with friendly people. I stay there when visiting for work and have even visited for vacations. The University, cathederal and Calle Mayor are a must to visit.

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